Category Archives: book arts

The Box Factory

I’ve done quite a bit of production work this week, starting with 25 copies of the label for If I could save time in a bottle. Here’s the layout page in InDesign, and the stack of trimmed labels. Here’s a label glued to an unassembled box. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Engineering the Perfect Pop and Wenn ich einen Garten hätte

Tonight’s flicks re-visit pop-up books. The first is a video of Matthew Reinhart talking about his process in designing pop-up books, the second is a video of a pop-up book created by a German kindergarten class.       You can … Continue reading

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Box and Socks

It took a few more practice models along the way but the box for the little bottles is now designed, printed, and one copy completed.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Putter

I am pretty sure that everyone reading this has used a pair of scissors. My first pair were the blunt-nosed kind. I loved them and, to my mother’s great dismay, immediately filled the house with tiny bits of paper. (I … Continue reading

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Little Boxes

I have been playing with bits of paper and making little boxes this week. Back in early April I mentioned working on a new piece called If I could save time in a bottle. Each copy will include 4 small … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy

There have been a lot of things going on this week, starting with A Day in Davidson. The morning started with Kristina Komendant introducing calligraphy tools and techniques.

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Sort of Spring

Last Sunday afternoon was warm enough that we went with a friend on an Expotition to Bright Water Marsh to see if the geese were there yet. There were only a few so we drove to Blackstrap Lake (which is … Continue reading

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Paper from Chocolate

I got a nice surprise in the mail this week: a free notebook. It came in an order of chocolate bars from Miss Choco.

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Friday Night Flicks: Memories of Science

Memories of Science is an artist’s book by Dorothy Yule. Here’s an entertaining little video of the book in action.     If you are feeling particularly affluent, you can order a copy of Memories of Science through 23 Sandy Gallery. … Continue reading

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Some Progress and Some Other Things

I have now completed fourteen out of sixteen map panels for the work I am tentatively calling Memory Maps. They will be behind sixteen larger YUPO panels, still visible but not obvious. It is taking a while to do the … Continue reading

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